20th Century Fox buys rights to Kurt Warner story

October 4, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals former quarterback Kurt Warner acknowledges the fans during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Fourteen years ago a grocery store clerk’s life changed forever. Kurt Warner stepped in for the St. Louis Rams injured quarterback, Trent Green, and never looked back as he lead the St. Louis Rams to two Super Bowls and one NFL Championship. Eventually he would lead the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl as well and win two NFL MVP awards along the way.

It sounds like a Hollywood story, grocery clerk gets shot at NFL and leads his team to a Super Bowl championship. Even going to three Super Bowls and winning two MVP awards sounds like too much for a Hollywood script.

While it wasn’t a movie, it was Warner’s real life, it will be a movie now.

Deadline.com is reporting that 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to develop a feature based on Warner’s life. Part of the rights package with 20th Century Fox will include Warner’s autobiography All Things Possible: My Story Of Faith, Football And The Miracle Season.

Temple Hill will produce the movie.

“For so long people have told me my life story would make a great movie,” Warner said. “I am humbled and thrilled to have found a team as excited as I am to make that happen.”

“I’ve been chasing Kurt’s story for three years…or in many ways, ever since I first saw him play in his third game as a Ram,” one of Temple Hill’s partners Wyck Godfrey said. “I remember the sportscasters talking about how he had popped on the scene and thinking, that’s a great underdog story. Little did I realize he’d be wearing a Super Bowl ring and holding up the MVP trophy at the end of the season. Marty and I wouldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Kurt and Brenda to bring their inspirational story to the screen.”

Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Kurt Warner, St. Louis Rams

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